el·​der·​care | \ ˈel-dər-ˌker How to pronounce eldercare (audio) \
variants: or elder care

Definition of eldercare

: the care of older adults and especially the care of an older parent by a son or daughter

Examples of eldercare in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Many eldercare facilities have religious affiliations. David Rae, Forbes, 25 May 2021 The majority of Florida’s nearly 4,000 eldercare facilities are COVID free, but Johnson said only close monitoring and regular testing will ensure that continues. Cindy Krischer Goodman, sun-sentinel.com, 22 May 2021 And the families plan is aimed at allowing more Americans to join the workforce by helping low-income families with childcare and eldercare. Matt Egan, CNN, 3 May 2021 To combat this, employers should consider offering additional wellness resources, including online fitness classes, backup childcare and eldercare, support groups, and mental health assistance programs. Kirt Walker, Fortune, 26 Apr. 2021 Biden has faced pressure to drop the eldercare and home-care provisions and the accompanying tax hikes to pay for them. Katherine Doyle, Washington Examiner, 19 Apr. 2021 So, why is there is so much emphasis in Canada on institutionalized eldercare? Madhukar Pai, Forbes, 18 Mar. 2021 The coronavirus exposed flaws in the eldercare system, such as poor sanitation practices and medicine mismanagement. Cassidy Morrison, Washington Examiner, 4 Mar. 2021 But the latest surge in cases is leaving some workers in nursing homes, assisted living facilities and other eldercare organizations — many short-staffed and low on funds — weary and demoralized. Megan Cerullo, CBS News, 11 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of eldercare

1960, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of eldercare was in 1960

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1 Jun 2021

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“Eldercare.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eldercare. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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el·​der·​care | \ ˈel-dər-ˌka(ə)r, -ˌke(ə)r How to pronounce eldercare (audio) \

Medical Definition of eldercare

: the care of older persons and especially the care of an older parent by a son or daughter


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